Wadjemup / Rottnest Island ANZAC Services 2023

DateApril 24 2023 - April 25 2023
Time5:45 PM
LocationRottnest IslandRottnest Island

Travel to Wadjemup / Rottnest Island for a special ANZAC service like no other.  ANZAC Day holds a special place on the Rottnest Island calendar. With a long military history, we commemorate all who have served and continue to serve. Wadjemup / Rottnest Island played a role in WWII, and there are many places of significance on the island, in addition to generations of families who have family who have served and were stationed at Rottnest Island during WWI and WWII. Join us to reflect and mark this important day of remembrance with services on the foreshore of Thomson Bay.

Monday 24 April
5:45 pm – Dusk Service / Thomson Lawn
An opportunity to pay your respects on the eve of ANZAC Day, with a service conducted as the sun sets over the island.
Free to attend, register here.

Tuesday 25 April
6 am – ANZAC Day Dawn Service  / Thomson Lawn
As the sun rises over the ocean, stand as we mark ANZAC Day and honour the dedication and sacrifice shown by all who have served and continue to serve.
Free to attend, register here.

Ferry Travel
Early morning ferry services will be available, departing Fremantle and Hillarys from 4:45 am in time for the Dawn Service on 25 April. Ferry services depart all day from Fremantle and Hillarys to get you to the island on 24 April. Ferry tickets to Rottnest Island are not included so book your tickets now with: 

Current and ex-service men, women and veterans can also take advantage of free, same-day-return ferry travel to attend the ANZAC Day service. To book these fares, please contact Rottnest Fast Ferries and Rottnest Express directly.

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Program subject to change.